Privacy Policy

goldenhillsjournal.com (“goldenhillsjournal”) operates goldenhillsjournal.com and may operate other websites. It is goldenhillsjournal’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, goldenhillsjournal collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. goldenhillsjournal’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how goldenhillsjournal’s visitors use its website. From time to time, goldenhillsjournal may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

goldenhillsjournal also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on goldenhillsjournal.com blogs/sites. goldenhillsjournal only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to goldenhillsjournal’s websites choose to interact with goldenhillsjournal in ways that require goldenhillsjournal to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that goldenhillsjournal gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at goldenhillsjournal.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with goldenhillsjournal are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, goldenhillsjournal collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with goldenhillsjournal. goldenhillsjournal does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

goldenhillsjournal may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. goldenhillsjournal may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, goldenhillsjournal does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

goldenhillsjournal discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on goldenhillsjournal’s behalf or to provide services available at goldenhillsjournal’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using goldenhillsjournal’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. goldenhillsjournal will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, goldenhillsjournal discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when goldenhillsjournal believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of goldenhillsjournal, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an goldenhillsjournal website and have supplied your email address, goldenhillsjournal may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with goldenhillsjournal and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. goldenhillsjournal takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. goldenhillsjournal uses cookies to help goldenhillsjournal identify and track visitors, their usage of goldenhillsjournal website, and their website access preferences. goldenhillsjournal visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using goldenhillsjournal’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of goldenhillsjournal’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If goldenhillsjournal, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that goldenhillsjournal goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of goldenhillsjournal may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by goldenhillsjournal and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, goldenhillsjournal may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in goldenhillsjournal’s sole discretion. goldenhillsjournal encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a goldenhillsjournal.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Google AdSense Cookies

One of our third party vendors, Google, uses the DART cookie to serve ads on goldenhillsjournal.com, based on their visits to goldenhillsjournal.com and other websites. If you’d like to opt out of DART cookie tracking, please visit Google’s ad and content network privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/. You can also use that URL to learn more about how Google uses cookies in advertising.

Affiliate Links

goldenhillsjournal.com is also a member of the Apple.com, Squarespace.com, and Adidas.com affiliate program, which provides goldenhillsjournal with a commission from every Apple, Squarespace, and Adidas product sold through the affiliate links posted to goldenhillsjournal.com.